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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to extremely cruel and brutal behavior?
(a) Diligence.
(b) Apprehension.
(c) Integrity.
(d) Inhumanity.

2. What does the word "unassailable" mean in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Unable to be dissuaded.
(b) Capable of logic and enterprise.
(c) Unable to be devoured.
(d) Unable to be attacked or defeated.

3. When did Charles Dickens die?
(a) 1899.
(b) 1945.
(c) 1919.
(d) 1870.

4. Of the letter recipient's father, the author says in "My Dungeon Shook," I hear in his present laughter" what?
(a) "His laughter as a child."
(b) "The laughter of tomorrow."
(c) "The singing of birds of yesterday."
(d) "The gravelly voice of our father."

5. The author indicates in "My Dungeon Shook" that "people find it very difficult to act on" what?
(a) "What they've forgotten."
(b) "Intuition."
(c) "Faith."
(d) "What they know."

6. The author claims of white people in "My Dungeon Shook," "They are, in effect, still trapped in a history which" what?
(a) "They cannot escape."
(b) "They never wanted."
(c) "They do not understand."
(d) "They created themselves."

7. How many times does the author say he has begun his letter and torn it up in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) 3 times.
(b) 5 times.
(c) 4 times.
(d) 2 times.

8. Of white people, the author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "You must accept them and accept them with" what?
(a) Love.
(b) Resentment.
(c) Faith.
(d) Clarity.

9. The author claims in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook" that "we can make America" what?
(a) "Great again."
(b) "What America must become."
(c) "Better than it has ever been."
(d) "A beacon of yesterday."

10. The author describes the birth of the letter recipient in "My Dungeon Shook," saying "here you were: to be loved. To be loved, baby, hard, at once, and forever, to strengthen you against" what?
(a) "The world of evil."
(b) "The madman."
(c) "The loveless world."
(d) "The struggles you will face."

11. The author claims in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook" that the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom when?
(a) "Two hundred years too late."
(b) "One hundred years too late."
(c) "Two hundred years too soon."
(d) "One hundred years too soon."

12. What does the author describe his ancestors building in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Factories.
(b) Skyscrapers.
(c) Cars.
(d) Railroads.

13. Of the letter recipient's father, the author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "Let him laugh and I see" what?
(a) "A field of flowers and a vase of daisies."
(b) "A long and dark tunnel into the fear that hides behind his soul."
(c) "A cellar your father does not remember and a house he does not remember."
(d) "A grain silo sitting at the edge of the desert for no reason."

14. The author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "We have not stopped trembling yet, but if we had not loved each other none of us would have" what?
(a) "Survived."
(b) "Achieved so much."
(c) "Left."
(d) "Made it to the North."

15. When was E. Franklin Frazier born?
(a) 1919.
(b) 1936.
(c) 1859.
(d) 1894.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author describe the stock from which the letter recipient came in "My Dungeon Shook"?

2. After whom was the letter recipient named in "My Dungeon Shook"?

3. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to desire and determination to achieve success?

4. What U.S. President issued the Emancipation Proclamation?

5. When was E. Franklin Frazier's book The Negro Family in the United States published?

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